The trustees for Aboyne & District Men’s Shed are delighted to announce that we have Planning Permission for the Shed! If you want to see the details, we are APP/2017/1365 on the Aberdeenshire website. Planning permission is a major milestone for the Shed and allows us to move forward, to bring all our potential funding to a positive conclusion. It will be two or three months at least before we will know for sure that all our funding really is in place. Meanwhile, we are applying for building warrant, and also making enquiries for power, water, telephone and the all-important broadband. There are some challenges with these, as the site for the Shed is not very close to existing services. No-one said this project was going to be easy! We had our open evening in the Bowling Clubhouse the other week. There was a good turnout and we hope everyone enjoyed the evening. It certainly looks as if there is plenty of enthusiasm for the Shed. We will bring you more news as it happens! Weather permitting we are planning to be at the last Aboyne Car Boot Sale of the year, on the green on Saturday 30th September. It would be great if a few of you would like to come and help on the day and if you have anything you want rid of that you think will sell, please bring it along or get in touch beforehand. Lastly, the usual plea for anyone not registered with us to get in touch - if you are reading this on our Facebook page, there is a link to our website where you will find an online form. Registering does not commit you in any way, but ensures you get the emails we send out from time to time.